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The 15 Best Espadrilles to Elevate Your Summer Style

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Espadrilles are a no-brainer for the summer season. They’re comfortable, effortless, and undeniably chic for any warm weather occasion. Plus, they’re constructed in various heel heights, silhouettes and fabric uppers with esparto rope or braided jute soles.

Over the past few seasons, we’ve seen the espadrille trend reappear with fresh renditions on spring runways — but the footwear style isn’t anything new.

While the espadrille has a Spanish heritage dating back to the 13th century, it was Yves Saint Laurent who ignited the global fashion craze in the early ’70s. The legendary designer met Lorenzo Castañer and his wife, Isabel, of Catalonia-based espadrille manufacturer Castañer, at a trade show in Paris. Then, Laurent commissioned an espadrille wedge design from the duo known as the “Carina.” Crafted from high-quality canvas and woven jute, the iconic espadrille has become increasingly popular ever since and now costs $135.

Today, the breathable shoe is seen on the feet of Meghan Markle and French it-girls like Jeanne Damas. Plus, it’s ideal for busy city girls thanks to its comfy platform and ankle-securing ties.

Naturally, a range of other brands have followed suit by creating their own takes on the summery silhouette, offering up everything from classic closed-toe styles to sandal-inspired options with chunky wedge heels, flatform bases and textured straps.

Elevate your wardrobe with the best espadrilles ahead.

Steve Madden Implore Sandals

Pair the bandana in your hair with these Steve Madden Implore Sandals for a throwback early Y2K look.

Implore Sandal
CREDIT: Courtesy of Revolve


Castañer x Paul Smith Woven Ribbon Flat Espadrilles

Castañer’s beloved “Carina” style gets a rainbow-bright makeover in Castañer x Paul Smith’s latest collaboration.  The fresh interpretation — a 3.2-inch braided-jute wedge heel done in striped cotton canvas — is undeniably vacation-ready.

Bergdorf Goodman
CREDIT: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman


Sam Edelman Kerin Espadrilles With Ankle Tie

Beige footwear is anything but basic with Sam Edelman’s Kerin Espadrilles, featuring wrap-around leather ankle straps and thick scrunchy-style straps. Pair them with matching sets or flirty frocks for a bold street-style statement, without breaking the bank.

KERIN ESPADRILLE ANKLE TIE
CREDIT: Courtesy of Sam Edelman


Missoni Metallic Crochet-Knit Wedge Espadrilles

Missoni’s Crochet-Knit Wedge Espadrilles are a comfortable yet equally fiery alternative to stilettos.

Missoni Metallic crochet-knit wedge espadrilles
CREDIT: Courtesy of The Outnet


Good American Espadrille Wedge Sandals

The humble espadrille gets a Kardashian makeover with Good American’s Espadrille Wedge Sandals. It’s designed with a leopard printed, faux fur footbed with arch support.

Good American
CREDIT: Courtesy of Nordstrom


Paloma Barcelo Beni Shiny Lace-Up Platform Espadrille Sandals

Incorporating the look of a gladiator sandal, Paloma Barcelo Beni Lace-Up Platform Espadrilles feature criss-cross leather straps and a thick raffia flatform base for an edgy look.

 

Paloma Barcelo Beni Shiny Lace-Up Platform Espadrille Sandals
CREDIT: Courtesy of Neiman Marcus


Loveshackfancy x Manebi Nordic Espadrille Slide Sandals

A sporty slide with a cottegecore twist, Loveshackfancy x Manebi’s Nordic Espadrille Slide Sandals have the sweetest strawberry print and can be slipped on for a beach day or brunch with a sundress.

Women's Nordic Espadrille Slide Sandals
CREDIT: Courtesy of Bloomingdales


Lucky Brand Befanni Espadrille Wedge Sandals

Calling all petite girls: Skip the trip to the tailor to hem your new maxi dress. Lucky Brand’s Befanni Espadrille Wedge Sandals will do the trick by adding an extra three inches.

LUCKY
CREDIT: Courtesy of Amazon


Tommy Hilfiger Kimey Espadrilles

Jazz up your favorite basics (think: slip dress, white t-shirts, and cut-off shorts) with these floral Tommy Hilfiger Kimey Espadrilles.

Tommy Hilfiger Kimey
CREDIT: Courtesy of Zappos


Naguisa Lace-Up Espadrille Sandals

Claudia Perez and Pablo Izquierdo, the designer duo behind this Spanish brand, continue to reimagine the classic Mediterranean staple with the Naguisa Lace-Up Espadrille Sandals — complete with D-rings accents and hiking-inspired laces.

Naguisa Lace-Up Espadrille Sandals
CREDIT: Courtesy of Anthropologie


J.Crew Canvas Espadrille Flats

These adorable J.Crew Canvas Espadrille Flats will add a dainty touch to any ensemble.

J.Crew Canvas espadrille flats
CREDIT: Courtesy of J.Crew


Tory Burch Multicolored Wrap Espadrilles

The eye-catching hues of Tory Burch’s Multicolored Wrap Espadrilles offer one way to brighten up an LBD.

tory burch espadrille
CREDIT: Courtesy of Tory Burch


Schutz Mayna Leather and Jute Espadrilles

Schutz’s Mayna Leather and Jute Espadrilles are akin to sophisticated flip-flops that can be slipped on for everyday use. The braided leather ankle strap boosts support while running errands.

Mayna Leather and Jute Espadrille
CREDIT: Courtesy of Verishop


Es Par Ta Sueño Espadrilles

Summer brides, this stunning version is for you: Es Par Ta’s Sueño Espadrilles are made from luxe cotton organdy, one of the sheerest and crispest cottons around. They’re polished enough for a wedding venue yet causal enough to wear to dinner on your honeymoon, too.

Es Par Ta Sueño
CREDIT: Courtesy of Garmentory


Hereu Horta Espadrille Wedges

Minimalists will love these. Hereu Horta’s Espadrille Wedges are designed in Alicante, Spain by local artists with unlined calf leather and an elasticated topline.

Hereu Horta Espadrille Wedges
CREDIT: Courtesy of Fred Segal

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